UK time is: 11:50:59
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Peterborough vs. Swansea

London Road

31st October 2006


Peterborough vs Swansea

Swansea City continue to defend their newly-named Johnstone's Paint Trophy with a second trip to Peterborough United, another club that transfer-listed striker Leon Knight has rejected to join.

After a dissapointing weekend in which we gave Northampton their first home win of the season, Kenny Jackett will at least want to see an improvement with two games in the space of 4 days.

Striker Adebayo Akinfenwa is especially hoping that our run in the cup continues after revealing that last season's Trophy win was one of the best days of his career.

'Bayo' got the winning goal just 9 minutes from time at the Millenium Stadium.

Vital Quotes:

Adebayo Akinfenwa: 'I went from euphoria to devastation at the Millennium last season,' he recalls. 'The Trophy final was definitely one of the best days of my career, but then missing a penalty and us losing out on promotion was an awful experience.

'They were the best and worst times, but that Trophy final was a great day on a personal note for me and my family as well as for Swansea City and our supporters - and I'm sure all of us would love to have a repeat of it this season.

'It's going to be a tough game at Peterborough, there's no doubt about that, they're in the Play-Off places at the moment so they've obviously had a decent start to the season. But we've been doing okay too, and we are aiming to go through to the next round.'

Peterborough Team News:

Peterborough will be without Peter Gain after he picked up a groin injury during Saturday's draw with Grimsby.

Adam Newton and Simon Yeo are also out injured. Liam Davis could make a return though after being rested on Saturday while Ben Turner could return after suffering from a bruised foot.

Player to watch: Trevor Benjamin

The Jamaican striker has scored 6 goals for the Posh this season and the 6ft 2inch striker surely cause problems for our defence tomorrow. The 37 year-old has had his fair share of clubs in the football league including Leicester, Swindon, Watford, Northampton, Coventry, Crystal Palace, West Brom and Norwich to name a few!

Swansea Team News:

Kenny Jackett could be without 7 first team players tomorrow night and the Swansea manager has added 3 youth players to the squad as a result.

Dion Chambers, Nicky Holland and Kyle Graves have all been added to the squad.

Captain Darren Pratley is still out with an ankle injury while Leon Britton's red card on Saturday means he sits out a one-match ban.

Izzy iriekpen (toe), Owain Tudur-Jones (toe), Tom Williams (stomach) and Andy Robinson (ankle) are all injury doubts for the game at London Road.

Young striker Chris Jones could make his full debut after recent appearances on the substitutes bench.

Player to watch: Chris Jones

The 17 year-old is a hot prospect and it'll be good to see him make his first senior start for us. He's a confident lad and he'll be itching to make good impression.

Match Facts & Stats

The last game between the two sides was 5 years ago. Peterborough beat us then at the Vetch 2-0. The last time we beat them was in 2000 away at London Road, we won 2-0.

The Posh sit just inside the play-offs in League One in 7th place, 7 points away from an automatic place.

Their last home win was 2 weeks ago, they beat Shrewsbury 2-1. A lot of goals seem to be scored at London Road, they've scored 16 and conceded 15.

Match Prediction:

I think we'll be in for another close tie. We weren't exactly convincing away at Walsall in the first round and I think we'll scrape through this one. Their home record suggests there'll be quite a few goals scored so I'm predicting a 3-2 win.

Next Fixtures:

Friday 3rd October
Swansea vs Bournemouth (h)

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: VitalSwansea Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 30 2006

Time: 10:53PM


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Swansea City Articles

Report - Spurs 3-2 Swansea City (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Stats: Spurs v Swansea City (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Full Time: Spurs 3-2 Swansea City (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Monk: 'They Weren't Penalties At All' (Saturday February 28 2015)

40 Points, Up to 8th In The League! (Saturday February 28 2015)

Team Line-Ups: Burnley 0-1 Swansea City (Saturday February 28 2015)

Archived Swansea City Articles

List All Vital Swansea City Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. eye_nose_hat 4
2. Phil W 2
3. KevinE 2
4. Wozza 1
5. shearers boots 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Spurs 3 - 2 Swansea
Burnley 0 - 1 Swansea
Swansea 2 - 1 Man Utd
WBA 2 - 0 Swansea
Swansea 1 - 1 Sunderland
Southampton 0 - 1 Swansea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Southampton 28 15 4 9 19 49
7. Spurs 27 14 5 8 6 47
8. Stoke 28 12 6 10 -1 42
9. Swansea 28 11 7 10 -4 40
10. West Ham 28 10 9 9 5 39
11. Newcastle 28 9 8 11 -11 35
12. Crystal Palace 28 7 9 12 -8 30

Breaking League News

Trio Get European Cup Acknowledgement
Aston Villa : 05/03/2015 11:49:01
Audio - Wenger On Positive QPR Display
Arsenal : 05/03/2015 11:22:01
Audio - Hart On Leicester Win
Man City : 05/03/2015 11:18:01
Audio - Bruce On Sunderland Draw
Hull City : 05/03/2015 11:07:01
Audio - Pardew's Southampton Reaction
Crystal Palace : 05/03/2015 11:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs Spurs
Suggested By:  
Fabianski 0%
Naughton 0%
Williams 0%
Fernandez 0%
Taylor 0%
Ki 25%
Cork 0%
Shelvey 0%
Routledge 0%
Sigurdsson 50%
Gomis 0%
Oliveira 0%
Montero 25%